Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Rip Esselstyn

Founder, Engine 2 for Life; Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating Partner


Rip Esselstyn is the founder of Engine 2 and a Healthy Eating Partner for Whole Foods Market. At Engine 2, Rip develops and implements programs that transform people's health worldwide. With Whole Foods Market, he raises awareness for employees, customers and communities about the benefits of a plant-strong diet. Rip was a three-time All-American swimmer for the University of Texas at Austin and spent a decade as a world-class triathlete. Rip introduced his passion for a whole-food, plant-based diet to Austin's Engine 2 Firehouse to rescue a firefighting brother's health. His New York Times Bestselling Book, "The Engine 2 Diet," documents his success and shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health. Rip's follow up, "Plant-Strong," became a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Rip has appeared on Today, CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and more. His latest book, "The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet," was released in January of 2017.

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